I am a current student with a question, how can I find an answer? It depends on what kind of info you need....
Just a Quick Answer! If you just have a question that needs a quick answer, A+D has a great resource named Samantha Peters, the School of Art + Design's Office Coordinator. Sam is a wealth of knowledge and if they don't know, they can point you in the correct direction. Their office is located in the Art Building, room AB 110. Or contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or 503-725-3675.
While we are all remote, Sam is offering virtual office hours. You can set up an appointment from 11-12 M-F or just drop in to Sam's Zoom: Virtual Office Hours Link
It concerns my class. Then your faculty member is the best bet.
I want to know more about the program, about the classes, and about my future options in the field. Then meet with a faculty advisor in your chosen area of study. To learn more about each faculty member and what they teach, check out the link.
I'm new. I need help with with overall planning, with my schedule, knowing my options and transferring credits. For all students new to the School of Art + Design, please attend a summer orientation. You will learn more about your program and get help with your registration for classes.
Afterwards, make an appointment with a College of the Arts Pathway Advisor to help chart your educational journey. Afterwards, keep in touch at least once a year or anytime you have questions. Go here to sign up to see a College of the Arts Pathway Advisor.
Thinking about joining us? Here are some commonly asked questions for entering students.
Is there a portfolio review?
There is no portfolio review to enter or to pursue the BFA in Art Practices or to take the School of Art + Design CORE classes.
Do I need to declare a major?
Declaring your major is important to do now, even if you decide to change it later. Why is this important? It gives you priority access to the CORE classes and helps you plan for the future.
What is a graduation planner?
A graduation planner is a form that lists all the required courses to complete a degree. By tracking your classes, it will help you to keep on track, plan for the future and graduate on time. Download your copy of the BFA Art Practice Graduation Planner or BA/BS Art History Planner.
What if a class is full that I need to take for my major?
Please sign up on the waitlist! This signals the school director that there is more interest in the class and they may place another course on the schedule.
Can you tell me about CORE the term-end final event?
At the end of every term, Fall, Winter, and Spring, the CORE program hosts student finals. The final takes the form of an exhibition, a pop-up event, a collaboration, or even a parade. Mark your calendars! It takes place the tenth week of the term.
Where will my classes meet?
All CORE classes meet on the second floor of the FMH building. Space/Ideation 257, Surface/Ideation/Digital Tools 219, Time/Digital Tools 218.
Will I Need a computer?
A laptop computer is highly recommended for art students. CORE students in the School of Art + Design will use their computers daily within their classes, for their creative work, assignments, and many other tasks. What computer you purchase will depend on what you plan to study in the coming years. Most creative folks use Apple computers and we’d recommend you invest in one as well. The Time and Digital Tools courses as well as the computer labs in FMH also use Apple computers.
Keep in mind, if you are interested in video or other computer-based creative work you may decide to purchase a faster or more expansive computer.
How do I purchase a Portland Museum Pass?
The collections of the Portland Art Museum are an indispensable and convenient tool for the study of art. Through a special arrangement, PSU students are eligible for a one-year pass to the museum for $20. Passes can be obtained through the museum either in person or online. You will need your PSU ID. More info HERE.
How can I learn more about the School of Art + Design?
Visit the PSU website, and check out all our social media! CORE Instagram A+D Instagram School of Art + Design Galleries Facebook PSU School of Art + Design Facebook